Hugh decides to quit busy London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.
Hugh's been at the cottage a month, his vegetables have been planted and they are growing nicely. Pike is on the menu today, but he'll have to catch one first.
The vegetables are doing so well, Hugh decided to enter them at the Beaminster Show. He also enters the Home Craft section with his own jam and a sponge cake.
Hugh has discovered that he is not alone at River Cottage, there are mice at the cottage and he wants rid of them - by humane means.
Hugh decides that the river that gives the cottage its name should contribute to his larder. So he has an eel trap made and puts it to use in the river.